www.thehumm.com June 2012
We’ll Miss You, Pete
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Hu re ex-treely sd to nnounce thessing o our erstwhile col-unist Pete Prsons. Redersy not recognize hi by ne,becuse he wrote only ew(hilrious nd entirely o-the-wll) rticles bout ood, underthe seudonys “Pie Whole”nd “Innit Yuyinytuy”.We’re sure tht i you red thoserticles, however, you reeberhis quirky nd whisicl senseo huour (nd hoeully youeven tried soe o his recies).o red those rticles nd otherusings by Pete, lese visit hiswebsite t <wordthirst.co>.Pete lso suorted
Hund the counity in Alonte inother wys. He ws the “vocl silent rtner” t Pls Coee Sho,owned nd oerted by his rtner in lie Slly Prsons. Slly writestht Pls “would never hve hened without the constnt love ndsuort Pete gve to e. Aong ll the nuerous little things he didor Pls, he designed our website, heled bring Curry Fridys into ex-istence, nd ws eber o Alonte’s Chber o Coerce. Peterelished his role o COGP (Chie Ocil Guine Pig) o our roducttesting division (we ce u with this crony one night s n nswerto the requently sked question: “Well, i your wie is the owner, che nd bker, then wht do you do?”). Pete believed tht you re lwyscble o chieving ore thn you could ossibly igine nd theonly wy to nd out ws to give it shot, so we did nd hve neverbeen hier.”Dontions (s er Pete’s wishes) cn be de to the Universityo Ottw Hert Institute t the Civic Hositl t <ottwhert.c>.PO Box 1391Alonte ON K0A 1A0Phone: (613) 256–5081
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R e a d e r s W r i t e
W h o ’ s R e a d i n g t h e H u m m
The Friendly Town
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, I ws driving u Mill Streetheding or the Alonte Frers’ Mrket. Te Bridge Streettrc light turned red, so I stoed. A light-coloured vn ortruck ulled u on y right. Te le driver rolled down hiswindow nd clled out to e, “You’ve lost your wheel cover,nd it’s now in ront o the Bnk o Montrel.”I cknowledged the driver’s coent, the light turnedgreen, nd I roceeded on y wy. Lter on, I discovered ywheel cover roed u right outside the bnk, just s then hd sid.I’d like to extend y thnks nd recition to this er-son, who is unknown to e. Wht hert-wring exerience! Itroves, once gin, tht Alonte is indeed “Te Friendly own”.All the best to y unknown benector.
— Maureen McVey
hs to be recognized s n gent o socil develoentin the highest sense becuse it trnsits the highest vlues —solidrity, hrony, utul cossion.And it hs the bility to unite n entire counity,nd to exress sublie eelings.— José Antonio Abreu, ther o
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In June look for beans, peas, beets, salad greens, rhubarb, honey/syrup, and many ne tasty treats!
Get Fresh with a Lanark County Farmers’ Market!
Almonte Pulic Library parking lot(beside the Beer Store)Saturdays, May to anksgiving,8:45 to Noon
MERA SchoohouseCounty Rd. 12 at Concession ASaturdays, May to anksgiving,9 to 1
RCAF Association Hal44 Abo St. N. (next to the xed bridge)Saturdays, May to October 13,9 to 1
Market Squarecorner of Beckwith and Lake Ave.Saturdays, May to anksgiving,8 to Noon
Tay Basin across from Town HalSaturdays, May to anksgiving,8 to 1 Wednesdays, July & Auust, 2 to 6
Corner of Tatlock and Wolfgrove RoadsFridays, June 29 to October 5,3:30 to 6:30
Peter Ulrich Palm Parsons1970–2012
Who can it be, now?
Man at work, reading theHumm… None other than thelegendary
(all the way from the land downunder) took time to pose with theHumm after playing anawesome concert in Ottawa last month. He seemed tothink it was business as usual, but we could barely containourselves — we contemplated turning cartwheels butdecided that would be overkill. (OK, in case you still need ahint, Colin was the lead singer of Men At Work).